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Looks like Microsoft is not Quite dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
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    Linux fans have been saying that since at least 1998 (I met one at the time and they were adamant that it would only be a few years). Vive la Revolution indeed.
    Linux.
    It's great for IT admins, not great for common day users.
    I follow it purely out of curiosity, to see where it's going (had a boss like that once).
    I play around with Linux, usually Ubuntu as that's the more likely of the hundreds of Linux based OS' that could be a viable alternative. It's....not there yet. The kernel is interesting though and the many variants of the OS are as well, like DSL, but it's just, not there yet.

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  2. #22


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    I don't think it's just Apple, but they won't go away just yet as they're still making a healthy profit and maybe the tablet scene is starting to flatline as well. But not if Australian unis have a say: Life is easier by degrees when uni offers a little sweetener.

    Samsung is the player to watch, they are leading the market and virtually forcing everyone else to follow their lead, Apple especially. I think there will be consolidation in the market and it's going to be between 'small' portable devices and the rest, including home devices, with a clear separation of duties for both sides.
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    Samsung is definitely something to watch. There's a potential that the US wireless carriers are kind of worried, specifically Verizon, about Samsung taking over like apple and therefore command the carriers versus the other way around; which partly the reason why most of them are supporting Windows Phone this time around. But there is speculation that Verizon intentionally delayed Samsung's Windows Phones because they feel they're getting to dominant in the market.

    I call BS on that though.
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    The problem is, the US is not the only market. It's a big market, but it can't isolate itself from the world.
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The problem is, the US is not the only market. It's a big market, but it can't isolate itself from the world.
    That is one of the problems I fine with a good deal of the EU countries. And, yes I agree with you, albeit almost all countries have the inability to see what is happening around the globe. At present the two largest populated countries (India and China) is what the corporate world is looking at.
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  6. #26


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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
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    Linux Mint is quite nice.
    All of my devices (monitor, USB TV dongle, On-board sound & network) worked straight "out of the box".
    It's surprising how many people have dumped Ubuntu and moved over to Mint. I wonder if that has anything to do with Canonical not listening to what it's users want and have gone their own way with the interface etc?
    A lot of Ubuntu "old timers" (and me) loathe Unity.

    MATE is a nice conventional GUI (I have Linux Mint 14 MATE).
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    That's not far removed from what I've been saying. The desktop is not dead and it will be interesting to see how they plan to address the interface.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    It's surprising how many people have dumped Ubuntu and moved over to Mint. I wonder if that has anything to do with Canonical not listening to what it's users want and have gone their own way with the interface etc?
    Um yes...this is exactly the reason that I stopped using Ubuntu.

    I always used CentOS/RHEL on servers, but Ubuntu on desktops. But since Unity, I have stopped using Ubuntu on desktops.
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Oh, don't worry Linux will save the day. . .
    Linux fans have been saying that since at least 1998 (I met one at the time and they were adamant that it would only be a few years). Vive la Revolution indeed.
    Linux fan here, but it has it's place. And it's in the server room, not on the desktop. I run far more Linux servers than Windows servers. But almost 100% Windows desktops. Totally fine with that.
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